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GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced Thursday a proposed supplemental budget for the state to immediately spend approximately $100 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee submits budget amendment plan to spend over $100M of R.I.’s...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday outlined his plan to spend nearly 10% of the state's $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan...

McKee wants the state to use 10% of its ARPA funds...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee said he wants the state to use 10% of the $1.1 billion allocated from the American Rescue Plan...

When will recreational cannabis be legalized?

While Rhode Island leaders say they want to legalize recreational marijuana and reap the revenue-generating benefits – particularly with neighboring states already taking those...

Senate passes legislation calling for legalization of marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall by a 29-9 vote that would legalize, regulate and tax...
JACKS OF ALL TRADES: Because Rhode Island’s General Assembly serves part time, the 75 representatives and 38 senators make their living in a variety of other ways, including as lawyers, teachers, bankers, public employees and health care workers. Fifteen are retirees. The “other” category includes two stay-at-home parents, two farmers, a carpenter, a landscaper, a law student and a Ph.D. student. Four citizen legislators are featured on Pages 14 and 15. / SOURCE: R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY OFFICIALS  /  ILLUSTRATION: PBN/ANNE EWING

DOUBLE DUTY: Should R.I.’s citizen legislature become a full-time body?

Every year, Rhode Island’s 113-member citizen legislature has plenty to pack into a six-month session. This year has been no different. Major issues debated include...
ON THE FENCE: Sen. Kendra Anderson, D-Warwick, is a freshman lawmaker and school teacher who loves all the research she needs to do on legislation. But she also thinks part-time lawmakers could do a better job if they had more time.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Is a part-time General Assembly still right for Rhode Island?

As anyone who has witnessed the mad scramble of legislative activity at the end of each year’s General Assembly session can attest, it is...
THE R.I. STATEHOUSE will reopen to the public and employees on a limited basis June 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO / NICOLE DOTZENROD

Statehouse to reopen June 1 with some COVID-19 precautions

PROVIDENCE – The Statehouse will reopen to the public and employees on June 1 but on a limited basis and with some safety measures,...
THE PAUL V. SHERLOCK on Disabilities at Rhode Island College will maintain its funding in the state budget over the next two years to continue serving students who are blind and visually impaired across the state.

Sherlock Center will receive $685K from state to continue services for...

PROVIDENCE – After a recent outcry from the community about the state seeking bids from other vendors to provide services for the blind and...

McKee standing firm on taxing PPP loans

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is standing firm on his commitment to taxing Paycheck Protection Program loans greater than $150,000. McKee made his position...

Matos confirmed as R.I.’s 70th lieutenant governor

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate voted to confirm Sabina Matos as the state’s 70th lieutenant governor on Tuesday at Rhode Island College. Matos, 47, who...

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